Outdoor Movie Night: Japanese Cinema Month

Enjoy Outdoor Japanese Film Screening @ The Source


FREE Admission, No RSVP Required
@The Source, 1st Floor Step Plaza (6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621)


Friday, September 7 @8pm
Your Name.

Directed by Makoto Shinkai
(106mins, 2016)
In Japanese with English subtitles


The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers, living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body and he, hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet somehow, it works.

They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection — a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other.


Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?


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Friday, September 14 @8pm
Shin Gozilla

Directed by Hideaki Anno
(120mins, 2016)
In Japanese with English subtitles

©2016 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.


It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.


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Friday, September 21 @8pm

Directed by Toru Kamei
(106mins, 2009)
In Japanese with English subtitles


A film adaptation of the TV series which depicts the journey of a middleaged man with a two-month old puppy in search of his mother who has run away from home. The film has a rich lineup of established actors from TV dramas, films and stage performances under their belts, including Jiro Sato who stars in this film.

One day Jiro (Jiro Sato), a 35-year old unemployed male who has never stepped out of his town, runs into Ichiro, a Mameshiba puppy with a red scarf around its neck. Ichiro turns out to be a puppy Jiro's runaway mother had sent for her family to come looking for her.



Friday, September 28 @8pm
A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story

Directed by Yuzo Asahara
(121mins, 2013)
In Japanese with English subtitles

©2013 “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” Film Partners

Dennai Funaki laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Funaki's son. It features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection "Ryori Mugonsho" and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time.

Maid Haru (Aya Ueto) is a talented cook but stubborn, which leads her to divorce her husband after a year. However, she is asked by Kaga clan "kitchen samurai" Dennai (Toshiyuki Nishida) to marry his son and heir Yasunobu (Kengo Kora), and works to remedy his lack of culinary skills.


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